Welcome to the Western States District official website. The Western States District is comprised of six (6) states - Arizona, California, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, and Washington. We are part of a fraternal organization known as the Knights of Peter Claver, Incorporated. We are Roman Catholic men, women, boys and girls dedicated to service to God, our Church and our communities.
The Knights of Peter Claver are named for Fr. Peter Claver, a 17th Century Spanish Jesuit priest, later named a saint, who ministered to slaves in Columbia and pushed for the abolition of slavery.
We have divisions of men, women, and children. The men are known as Knights who belong to Councils. The women are known as Ladies whose units are called Courts. The boys and girls, ranging from ages 7 to 18, are known as Juniors. The boys are Junior Knights belonging to Junior Branches and the girls are Junior Daughters belonging to Junior Courts.
Our membership is open to any individual who is a practicing Catholic and who have made their First Communion. To learn more about the Knights of Peter Claver Incorporated and their service in the Western States District. Please complete the contact form on this site.
Click on link above to view the list of councils and courts in the Western States District, their location, and their parish of domicile.
Commission for Claver Charities
Our "Pennies a Day" program is finally ready to launch. The program calls for a pledge from each member in the Western States of two cents per day per year, plus $10 on your birthday, for a total of $17.30 per year or simply "round-up" to $20.00. The Western States District Conference Board Officers have taken the first step and each have donated $20.00 or more to kick off the program.
We now encourage you to make your annual gift NOW to show your commitment and support in preparation for our upcoming 2021 Virtual Conference.
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Black Lives Matter Panel
ANNUAL MARTIN LUTHER KING PRAY BREAKFAST
Sponsored by the AFRICAN AMERICAN CATHOLIC CENTER FOR EVANGELIZATION
A RIGHT DELAYED IS A RIGHT DENIED
Black Lives Matter in the Catholic Church Panel Discussion
JANUARY 16, 2021 at 10:00 AM (PST)
Bishop Fernand J. Cheri III, O.F.M.
Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of New Orleans
F. DeKarlos Blackmon, OblSB
Secretariat Director of Life, Charity and Justice, Diocese of Austin
Sister Dr. Eva Maria Lumas, S.S.S., D.Min
Associate Director of Continuing Education and Enrichment Programs
Emcee: E. Desmond Taylor, Administrative Specialist, Office of the Mayor, Houston, TX
Join the discussion… Click on the link for more!
Black Lives Matter
LET THE CHURCH ROLL ON
By Bishop Fernand J. Cheri III, O.F.M.
Auxiliary Bishop of New Orleans
(Remarks were given to the Conference of Major Superiors of Men August 4, 2020)
Let the church roll on… Click on the link for more!
Tribute to Congressman John Lewis
Our Claver Family mourns the loss of a trailblazer and
advocate for humanity. Thank you for your courage and service.
February 21, 1940 - July 17, 2020
Rest in power, good and faithful servant!
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Social Justice Circle
Human Trafficking Resources
See something, say something!
CAST Hotline (Non-Law Enforcement) (Los Angeles County only)
1 (888) KEY-2-FREE
Connection to survivor services
Crime Stoppers (Law Enforcement)
1 (800) 222-TIPS
1 (800) 222-8477
National Human Trafficking Hotline
1 (888) 373-7888
Text "HELP" to 233733 (BE FREE)
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Stations of the Cross: Overcomimg Racism
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